I have been posting this announcement at various local websites.
Join local climber/OSMP Trail Guide Peter Beal and Ranger/Naturalist Geoff Jasper for an introductory program for Flagstaff Mountain, one of the most important urban bouldering areas in the country. Get the beta from Peter on Flagstaff's major formations, dozens of problems, and information on environmentally sound bouldering practices. Geoff will answer questions about park resources and policies. We will also be joined by Chip Phillips, Flagstaff Mountain bouldering guru, for any questions about specific problems or other climbing-related info. Meet at the First Overhang Parking Area at 10:30 on Saturday, May 1. This hike will last approximately one hour. The tour will not provide technical instruction or safety advice related to bouldering or climbing.
After a fair amount of wrangling with OSMP procedural matters, I will be leading a tour of Flagstaff Mountain's bouldering areas, intended to help people understand more precisely where things are, what they are called and how hard they are. I want to try to promote more environmentally friendly bouldering practices as well as acquaint people with OSMP policies regarding dogs, etc. From my conversations with the rangers at OSMP, it looks like they would like to have a closer relationship with area climbers and it's my feeling that activities like this can help maintain untrammeled access to public lands.
Feel free to contact me via this blog or email, petergbeal at hotmail if you have questions.